Federal Housing Assistance, Explained with Charts
Funding Limitations Create Widespread Unmet Need for Rental Assistance
Federal rental assistance enables over 5 million low-income households to afford modest homes. Three major programs — Housing Choice Vouchers, Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance, and Public Housing — assist about 90 percent of households receiving federal rental assistance.
Chart Book: Employment and Earnings for Households Receiving Federal Rental Assistance
Federal rental assistance programs support work by enabling low-income households to live in stable homes and freeing up income to meet the additional costs of working, such as transportation to jobs.
Chart Book: Rental Assistance Reduces Hardship, Promotes Children’s Long-Term Success
Over 5 million low-income households receive help affording modest homes through federal rental assistance. It sharply reduces homelessness, housing instability, poverty, and other hardships.
Cuts in Federal Assistance Have Exacerbated Families’ Struggles to Afford Housing
Increasing rents and stagnating wages have made it harder for families to keep a roof over their heads. Yet, funding for rental assistance has fallen sharply over the last six years, largely driven...
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